“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail.”
– Proverbs 19:21
Definition: determination, resolution, having an aim or a goal
Reason Chosen: Everyone is searching for the purpose of life. People think they’ll find it through people, things or activities. The truth is that you find purpose in knowing, loving and serving God. Through seeking out His will, you can find the purpose for your life and bring glory to Him through fulfilling the great plans He has for you. I want my kids to be able to act with purpose. I want them to realize their value on this earth. Without goals and purpose, one can float through life just getting by rather than really thriving. I want purpose to be brought about by seeking things that are eternal rather than temporal. I want them to experience the satisfaction of setting goals and achieving them. I want their to be intentionality behind their actions. Purpose is what it seems everyone is seeking. I want them to find it in the Lord.
Word Ring At the beginning of each week, the craft will be exactly the same because we will simply be adding a new word to our already established word ring.
* Stock Card Paper (I had a whole stack like this – found at any craft store)
* Assorted Sticker Letters (I just bought a bunch on clearance at Michael’s)
* Binder Clips (Craft Store)
* Paper Cutter or Scissors
* Hole Punch
The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “purpose.” They took turns finding the letters we needed and sticking them on the paper…they’re kids – the letters will not be stuck on perfect. I then cut the paper to the same size as the paper from last week. We punched a hole in the corner and stuck it on our binding clip. Each week, a new word will be added to the clip in similar fashion. I then wrote the Bible verse on the back. If your kids are older, have them do it themselves. We’ll spend this week learning the word, meaning and memorizing the scripture.